Rating: 4.7 stars
124 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 91
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Mouth-watering bacon and water chestnut appetizer, covered with a savory sauce and baked.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a saucepan, combine ketchup, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce; heat just to boiling. Pour sauce over bacon and water chestnuts.

  • Cut bacon slices into thirds. Cut some of the bigger water chestnuts in half. Wrap chestnuts in bacon and secure with toothpicks; place in a 9x13 pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven until bacon is completely cooked, about 45 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

172 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 14.5g; fat 11.4g; cholesterol 17.2mg; sodium 366.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (98)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2005
YUMMY!!! To cut down on the mess, I wrap the chestnuts and THEN pour the sauce over them (careful not to get too much of the sauce on the toothpicks...makes for guests' sticky hands!) Also, I don't cook the sauce prior and it's fine in texture and taste. I do cook the wrapped chestnuts for about 1/2 hour before putting the sauce on them though. I've taken these to several get togethers and they've always been a hit! Read More
(253)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/12/2006
Definitly not what I was expecting. I followed the directions exactly and they certainly didn't taste like any bacon-wrapped water chestnuts I'd had before. Very thick and sticky ketchup flavor. None of my guests seemed to like them either. I won't be making these again sorry. Read More
(7)
124 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 91
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2005
YUMMY!!! To cut down on the mess, I wrap the chestnuts and THEN pour the sauce over them (careful not to get too much of the sauce on the toothpicks...makes for guests' sticky hands!) Also, I don't cook the sauce prior and it's fine in texture and taste. I do cook the wrapped chestnuts for about 1/2 hour before putting the sauce on them though. I've taken these to several get togethers and they've always been a hit! Read More
(253)
Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2006
delicious great cold too! don't eat too many! the best way to get the most out of this recipe is to cut the bacon once lengthwise and once widthwise so you get 4 pieces out of each strip of bacon instead of 3 strips like the recipe says. then cut each water chestnut in half so you get 2 half-moons. i only used one can instead of 2. delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2003
This recipe was a HUGE hit at a recent party. They were gone in a matter of minutes. I was in a pinch for time so I cut some corners. I microwaved the sauce, cooked the bacon and water chestnuts in the oven for 30 min., then added the sauce and microwaved for another 3-5. It was easy and YUMMY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2005
I also make these but cut the bacon into 3rd's then wrap the chestnuts and secure with a toothpick. THEN bake them until done and drain all the grease. Just before the guests arrive I pour our favorite bbq sauce on them and bake again until the bbq sauce is a little sticky. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
Big hit! Wow these went fast. As the bacon cooks the sauce turns into a thick yummy goo. I only needed half the sauce which I dabbed on w/a BBQ brush. Use bacon thicker than Oscar Mayer which tends to tear during the wrapping process. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2005
Wonderful Wonderful. I served these for a get-together we had & ended up back in the kitchen making more. Don't use thick slice bacon tho it doesn't work well. Thanks Julie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2008
My otherwise picky family ate ALL of them. Huge hit at a party. I added one tsp of soy sauce to the recipe. I cut the water chestnuts in half since each was the size of a walnut from the can. I also cut each strip of bacon into four pieces (vertically so 3 cuts across of equal size) and each was the perfect size to wrap the half water chestnut. I used the tip to cook first then drain some fat after about 15 min. Then I added the sauce and cooked for about 45 more min definitely needed a longer cook time. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2009
Great and easy recipe. I found it worked best to cut the bacon in thirds, wrap the waterchestnuts and then bake them on a cookie cooling rack that's on top of a baking sheet (to catch the grease). This makes the bacon super crispy. Then I put them in a crockpot with the sauce with tootpicks on the side. I also add a little more Worschester sauce. My husband and I have a hard time not eating them before the guests arrive! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2008
This was a big hit at my son's first birthday party! I cut the bacon into thirds then wrapped and then dipped to avoid a big mess. I will definitely make this again for our next party! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/12/2006
Definitly not what I was expecting. I followed the directions exactly and they certainly didn't taste like any bacon-wrapped water chestnuts I'd had before. Very thick and sticky ketchup flavor. None of my guests seemed to like them either. I won't be making these again sorry. Read More
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